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Photographs709 of 2964WAYNE GRETZKY UPPER DECK COLLECTORS CHOICE1915 Photograph of Great-Great Grandfather, Great-Great Aunt, and Two Cousins
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Posted 1 year ago

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rniederman
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Presented here is a pair of CDV images of cute kids – probably shot in the mid-to-late 1870s. Normally I don’t acquire images like these, but I was intrigued by the fragile yet delicately molded, ornate pasteboard (or straw-board) frames.

A handwritten note on the tissue of the kids-in-the-chair image says; “Wheeler-Wis - Ruths Grandmothers Brother.” This leads me to believe the smaller of the two children on the chair is a boy. The city of “Antigo, Wis” is written on the other image. I am unsure if the baby picture is of the same children as shown in the chair, but their family resemblance and expressions are similar.

The albumen CDVs are adhered to thin tissues which are attached to the rear of the rich chocolate-brown colored frames. Over the years I’ve seen lots of Gutta-percha union cases and frames but never have I encountered paper frames such as these. The third image was shot to convey each frame’s wonderful relief and detail.

In regards to the frames themselves, I found an 1875 patent for Improvements in Paper Picture-Frames noting: “... it consists in constructing the frame and back of one continuous piece of pasteboard or straw-board, papered or painted, or card board, which may be ornamented in any desired manner to suit the fancy, or to give the best effect to the picture or article placed within such frame.”

Regardless, the kids are pretty cute.

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Wonderful to see them!
  2. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, officialfuel!
  3. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, LeahGoodwin!
  4. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    I have seen these type of frames before, rob. Usually they are fairly dinged up.

    scott
  5. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks again, Scott ... I had never seen this type of frame before. I guess I should spend more time with images at some point.
  6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    stunning!!! love the photos!!!
  7. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, bratjdd!
  8. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, vetraio50!
  9. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Rob, when you have a chance pls take a look at my Ideal Camera image again.

    I posted additional photos, are there any signs that help to tell if this was made to take whole plates or smaller images?

    Link:

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/97346-help-in-identifying-camera-in-this-cabin?in=user

    scott
  10. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, charcoal!
  11. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, sarahoff!
  12. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, Eric!
  13. sarahoff sarahoff, 1 year ago
    Please don't take this wrong, but everytime I view the first photo I wonder if it could possibly be a post mortem photo of the baby. So before I even mentioned anything I looked into it and was surprised at how many family photos were taken with a recently deceased loved one with their eyes left open.
  14. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Please (sarah) don't take my comments the wrong way, but both children are alive. No signs of rigor with no support (one child stands freely while other sits without support).

    Post Mortem images usually command pretty good prices, so you will often see sellers (on ebay and other sites) identify people as post mortem to enhance their final sale price. At any given time you can probably find 20- 30 bogus PMs on ebay!

    Here is a great educational auction on the ebay PM scammers:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/POST-MORTEM-PHOTOS-OR-NOT-DONT-BE-FOOLED-READ-/161079062943?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item25810f719f#ht_1034wt_1255

    scott

  15. sarahoff sarahoff, 1 year ago
    Thank you Scott for the link.
  16. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Glad to help sarah!

    The PM scammers are detrimental to image collecting. Erroneous attributions (PMs, famous people, Confederate) are just as bad as reproductions being sold as authentic. Those scammed turn away from image collecting.

    I try and do my part to destroy some of the attribution myths!

    scott
  17. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Rob-- I hope that my discussion/ soap box time hasn't annoyed you. I just cannot pass up an opportunity for antique image education.

    In no way was I trying to take away from your GREAT Frames in this posting.

    scott
  18. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Scott / Sarahoff ... it was a worthwhile discussion ... I learned more about pm images.
  19. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks rob-- hopefully some of the ebay buyers who are supporting the scammers will read this!

    scott
  20. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, AmberRose!
  21. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, Zowie!
  22. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, Sean!
  23. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    Thanks for all the expertise, research and comments on these photos. One thing we can all agree on is that these frames were not handled much. They're in perfect shape. Scott and rndiederman - is there an easel on back or were they just propped up?
  24. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    Have you ever seen the movie "The Others" - lots of PM photos and Nicole Kidman looks so gorgeous wearing those 1940's outfits and running around that English manor. I love this movie.
  25. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, Valentino97 ... "The Others" was a cool movie. I added a fourth image to show the rear. There is no support; however, as you can see the photographic image is held in place with a sheet of tissue glued to the frame.
  26. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, kerry10456!
  27. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, walksoftly!
  28. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, petey!
  29. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, ttomtucker!
  30. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, Manikin!
  31. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    Thanks, pw-collector!
  32. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    I saw three of these for sale this past week-- without CDVs. I had spent too much already for the week, so I passed. I think that the group went for about $40-- fairly reasonable.

    scott
  33. rniederman rniederman, 1 year ago
    That's cool, Scott!
  34. rniederman rniederman, 10 months ago
    Thanks, aghcollect!
  35. rniederman rniederman, 5 months ago
    Thanks, Toni1969!
  36. rniederman rniederman, 5 months ago
    Thanks again, AmberRose and Manikin!
  37. rniederman rniederman, 5 months ago
    Thanks, trunkman!
  38. trunkman trunkman, 5 months ago
    You are welcome -- and thanks for educating me on paper frames -- which I had seen before but did not realize how they were made...
  39. inky inky, 5 months ago
    Love the frames...:-)
  40. rniederman rniederman, 5 months ago
    Thanks, inky!

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